Sept. 23: Alumna gives free WWI vocal concert

karina-brazasPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumna and soprano Karina Brazas will present a free, public concert reflecting the world at the beginning and end of World War I at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

Most of the music was written 1910-20. Composers represented will include Ravel, Debussy, Marx, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Gurney and George M. Cohan.

Brazas graduated magna cum laude from WSU with a bachelor’s of music degree in vocal performance and earned a master’s of music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She appeared in Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Mo., during summer 2016 as Yum-Yum in “The Mikado.”

She was a 2013 district winner and 2014 regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council
Auditions and was the recipient of MONC encouragement awards in 2010, 2011 and 2014. She has performed with Opera Omaha, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle and Central City (Colo.) Opera.

Her performance is sponsored by the WSU School of Music, Student National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Allegro Student Association for Music.


Julie Wieck, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4331,
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148,